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approximation

 [ah-prok″sĭ-ma´shun]
1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.
successive approximation shaping.

ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn),
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.

approximation

/ap·prox·i·ma·tion/ (ah-prok″sĭ-ma´shun)
1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.

ap·prox·i·ma·tion

(ă-prok'si-mā'shŭn)
In surgery, bringing tissue edges into desired apposition for suturing.

approximation

surgical apposition of wound edges in preparation for suture insertion

approximation,

n a massage technique in which muscle fibers are pressed together along the direction of the fibers in order to relieve cramping.

approximation

1. the act or process of bringing into proximity or apposition.
2. a numerical value of limited accuracy.

normal approximation
approximation of the actual distribution of a variable by a normal distribution.
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Les resultats sont exprimes sous forme approximative par des fonctions de calage simplifiees.
Also disclosed are methods for screening for drugs as well as methods for the de novo design of such drugs, methods which rely on novel computer drug modelling methods involving an approximative calculation of binding free energy between macromolecules.
Because the approximative system of a learner is incomplete, communication is reduced to the body of knowledge possessed.
Furthermore, given that all reconstruction will always be merely approximative, the exhaustion of these disciplines is inconceivable.
Un tel constat epistemologique implique que la prevision est approximative et limitee dans le temps et l'espace.
Uniaxial stress-strain curves for these materials were determined experimentally, as will be discussed, but as their strain-hardening characteristics cannot be easily determined at high strain levels, equation (4) will be used as an approximative tool for designing the experimental setup.